Passenger Traffic Increased at John Wayne in December

But total aircraft operations decreased in December when compared to the same month last year.

(Photo courtesy John Wayne Airport)
(Photo courtesy John Wayne Airport)
Passenger traffic at Orange County's John Wayne airport increased last month, the airport reported.

The airport saw an increase of 7.3% in December from December 2012 with a total of 789,342 passengers. However, commercial aircraft operations decreased 3.7%, while commuter aircraft operations decreased 2.7% when compared to the levels recorded in December 2012.

Total aircraft operations also decreased in December 2013 as compared to the same month in 2012.  In December 2013, there were 18,995 total takeoffs and landings, a decrease of 0.8% when compared to 19,139 total aircraft operations in December 2012.

General aviation activity, which accounted for 64.4% of the total aircraft operations during December 2013, increased 0.7% when compared to December 2012.

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